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FMA PAC backs James Grant re-election bid

State Rep. James Grant has earned the support of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) PAC in his bid for re-election in House District 64.

The FMA is one of the state’s strongest pro-medicine organizations. Its political arm gave Grant the nod in a statement released Wednesday.

Dr. Mike Patete, the group’s president said the FMA “has worked closely with Rep. Grant on many health care issues including those related to Health Information Technology, and looks forward to continuing these efforts to help make Florida the best state to practice medicine.”

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“I’m humbled to have the support of the Florida Medical Association,” Grant said.

“Like the FMA, I believe that improving healthcare begins with embracing innovation and market-driven solutions. I’m proud to have worked with the FMA in this effort and hope to continue the fight in the coming years.”

Grant is facing a challenge in the Republican primary from Oldsmar certified financial planner Terry Power.

Teacher Jessica Harrington is running as a Democrat, while entrepreneur and journalist Andy Warrener has filed to run as a non-party affiliated candidate.

HD 64 covers parts of northern Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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